iHeartMedia, the company behind the popular iHeartRadio streaming service, has today announced that it will soon support the fourth-generation Apple TV. In Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, it was announced that iHeartRadio will soon be available to users of the Apple TV via an all new application.
The Apple TV app won’t be limited in any fashion, the company says. Users will be able to experience all of the core elements of iHeartRadio on their TV, with the ability to listen to live stations, custom stations, and podcasts. Users will also be able to view For You recommendations, save favorite stations, and the service’s latest My Favorites Radio functionality. My Favorites Radio is a feature that allows users to pick their favorite artists and stations and create one central station with it all.
The app itself is not yet available via the App Store on Apple TV, but it shouldn’t be too much longer before it launches. The full press release is below. iHeartRadio is coming to new Samsung, LG, and DTS devices as well with today’s expansion.
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iHeartMedia, creator of iHeartRadio – the all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service — has announced multiple new app integrations at the Consumer Electronics Show, with more to come throughout the week. Announcements across a variety of platforms signify the beginning of a year of innovative new developments for iHeartRadio, which counts over 75 million registered users and 800 million downloads.
The company is integrating iHeartRadio with devices across home entertainment, home connectivity and wearable technology:
- Samsung: Two new integrations with Samsung devices– Multi-Screen, a service that will allow iHeartRadio to be seamlessly cast to various Samsung devices, and Gear S2, Samsung’s latest wearable smartwatch. The integration with Multi-Screen will allow users of the iHeartRadio for Android and Tizen apps to cast the iHeartRadio experience to Samsung speakers and televisions. While the Gear S2 integration will give these smartwatch users access to iHeartRadio’s Live and Custom Radio and Podcasts with an easy rotation of a watch bezel users have grown to love.
- LG Smart ThinQ Hub: A new integration with LG’s Smart ThinQ, the unique new smarthome hub from LG that will allow users to listen to both Live and Custom Stations through iHeartRadio’s app, automatically recalling the user’s favorites and preferences. The partnership with Smart ThinQ will provide a simple and easy listening experience, where users can simply click left or right to access multiformat content – from local stations to other favorites – with just the push of a button.
- Apple: The integration with Apple TV will allow users to experience all of the core elements of the iHeartRadio app including access to thousands of Live Stations, Custom Stations (based on a song or artist search) and podcasts. Both registered and unregistered users of iHeartRadio will be able to play Live and Custom Radio, view For You recommendations, save favorite stations and access iHeartRadio’s newest feature – My Favorites Radio – which combines a user’s favorite stations and artists into one station. The new interface also features sleek design elements optimized for the Apple TV viewing experience.
- DTS: This integration with DTS Play-Fi will allow listeners with the free Play-Fi app on their iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet to stream their favorite iHeartRadio Live and Custom stations to any Play-Fi enabled speaker via Wi-Fi. iHeartRadio registered users will be able to enjoy their favorite tunes around the house in the highest-quality, lossless audio to the widest selection of speakers in the whole-home streaming category.
“These new iHeartRadio integrations allow us to offer our listeners an even more seamless listening experience wherever they are,” said Michele Laven, President of Business Development and Partnerships for iHeartMedia. “We are always looking for new ways to deliver high quality entertainment experiences to our listeners, and we are excited to be able to offer iHeartRadio to even more devices, which will reach even more music lovers.”
These partnerships speak to iHeartRadio’s continued efforts to be available for listeners across any platform or device, and join a robust roster of more than 60 existing iHeartRadio platform integrations across web, mobile, tablets, automotive, smart TVs, connected home hubs, gaming consoles and more.
iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: instant access to thousands of Live Radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations, and on-demand news, talk and entertainment podcasts. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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